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Some of my favorite projects are ones I didn't plan. I mean I had a conceptual idea for these but I started out thinking I was going to make them into Gumball Machines! Then I decided I didn't want to but didn't know quite what I was doing with them. Even when I finished, I didn't plan to put them on bottles. I thought I'd put them atop those glass candle sticks you can get at Dollar Tree and then realized when I went to get them from my craft closet, I only had one. And that's when I saw the empty tequila bottles I'd saved because I liked the shape! Welcome to how my brain works. Still here?
- Small Clay Pots (Dollar Tree)
- Foam Roses (Dollar Tree)
- Valentine's and Star Confetti (On Hand)
- Acrylic Paints (On Hand)
- Glass Ornaments (On Hand)
- Clear Dimensional Glue (On Hand)
- Paint Pen (On Hand)
- Baker's Twine (On Hand)
- Charms (On Hand)
- Bottles (On Hand)
First step was to clean residue from the clay pots. I just use baby wipes from the Dollar Tree for this. Then I painted the rim of the pot white, the base black, and went around the rim with a gold paint pen.
I grabbed clear acrylic glass ornaments from my after Christmas sale stash, cleaned the outsides with glass cleaner, and removed the hanger.
I grabbed some Diamond Glaze which is magical stuff that you can use as glue or for mixed media projects. I poured about a tablespoon into the ornaments then discovered some of the confetti was too big to fit through the opening but was able to push them through by folding them. They sprung back flat once they were inside the ornaments and the smaller confetti fit just fine. Swirl the ornaments to distribute the confetti. Used the handle of a small paintbrush to move some of the larger pieces. I let the ornaments dry overnight to ensure they were good and dry.
Using hot glue, I glued the ornament cap upside down as shown. It now functions as a base for the ornament which I also used hot glue to secure.
I found these foam roses at Dollar Tree so I pulled those out and then hot glued the around the bottom of the ornament.
To finish, I wrapped some black and white baker's twine over where I'd gone around with the gold paint pen, securing in place with a couple dots of hot glue. Then I finished with some charms from my stash.
A little ironic that I used French themed charms on Tequila bottles but...
The best part? The clay pots sit perfectly atop the bottles so I didn't even glue them together meaning I can make more of these clay pot toppers for a different season and use the same bottles! Or, next time I'm at Dollar Tree I can remember to pick up another glass candlestick!